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Metro Minorities

Jun 2, 2010

Besides letting the homeless ride free, another of Metro’s rules seems to be no food or drink unless you are black.  Riding back from Ballard, two fellows were sitting up near the front in opposite seats having their lunch while maintaining a friendly but loud conversation.  73 more words

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The Homeless Part II:  Partial Solutions

Jun 10, 2010

They meander about Lower Queen Anne, panhandling at the Seattle Center, urinating on the street corners, scavenging cigarette butts from the flower pots next to the hotel’s front door.  294 more words

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An FO Encounter

Jun 11, 2010

I was on my way to the library approaching a downtown intersection.  Waiting for me there was a young woman with a clipboard — one of those people who are paid to gather signatures for some allegedly worthy cause.  112 more words

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The Guns of the Driving Range

Jun 11, 2010

This afternoon I went to the Interbay Driving Range for some more work on my golf game— this time on my woods — in preparation for a golfing vacation I’m taking in a couple weeks.  103 more words

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Putting My Affairs In Order

Jun 14, 2010

It had been a number of years since I’d last updated my will.  If  I’m considering a move to Thailand — an idea that’s beginning to acquire some momentum —  I’ll need to have something that reflects my current wishes should anything unexpected happen to me.  87 more words

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Financial Fiddling

Jun 18, 2010

This morning I had a half hour phone session with a Certified Financial Planner from my investment company (Vanguard, where I’ve been a customer for around a decade and a half).  222 more words

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Always rains

No words to describe
The chaos
In the landscape of my mind
A perpetual storm
I can’t tame
Unbalanced
Ashamed
Under an umbrella
Where it always rains 9 more words

Poetry